Competitive Information for Wurmple [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Wurmple wurmple
Base Stats for Wurmple

Bug

Abilities:
Shield DustShield Dust: This Pokemon is not affected by the secondary effect of another Pokemon's attack.

Weakness Chart for Bug-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
0.5x
2x
2x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Wurmple? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Wurmple is an outstanding Bug-typed Pokemon. Wurmple is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Wurmple is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Wurmple
Item: Life Orb / Silver Powder
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Tackle
- Poison Sting
- String Shot

Physical Sweeper Wurmple (Shield Dust)

Wurmple is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Wurmple from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Wurmple's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shield Dust, Wurmple is not affected by the secondary effect of another pokemon's attack.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Wurmple steals and eats the target's berry).
Tackle is a physical 35-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Poison Sting is a physical 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Wurmple? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Wurmple
Item: Life Orb / Silver Powder
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Tackle
- Poison Sting
- String Shot

Doubles Physical Sweeper Wurmple (Shield Dust)

Wurmple is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Wurmple from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Wurmple's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shield Dust, Wurmple is not affected by the secondary effect of another pokemon's attack.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Wurmple steals and eats the target's berry).
Tackle is a physical 35-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Poison Sting is a physical 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Wurmple learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Wurmple can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Wurmple

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